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Kaspersky Outlines Large-scale SIM Swap Fraud


SIM swap fraud is a type of account takeover fraud that generally targets a weakness in two-factor authentication and two-step verification, where the second factor or step is an SMS or a call placed to a mobile telephone.

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Ransomware Tips Towards Enterprise Targets


Symantec's latest 2019 threat report shows a worrying rise in cyberattacks and cybercrime activity. Web attacks are up 56%, formjacking attacks are running at 4800 a month, enterprise ransomware is up 12 per cent although over ransomware attacks are down and supply chain attacks have increased by 70 per cent.

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Cybersecurity Threats Growing In Travel and Transportation


IBM Security has issued new research highlighting that the travel industry and its customers are increasingly the targets of cyberattacks as criminals seek to monetize highly valuable travel data. Compounding the problem, a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of IBM Security1 reveals that travellers are still blind to the risks they face on the road.

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Cyber innovation at the forefront of UK’s approach to modern warfare


Speaking at the recent NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference in London, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt told of the need for the UK and NATO members to recognise offensive cyber as central to modern warfare. As the UK has already demonstrated against Daesh in the Middle East, it can be a vital tool to keep people in the UK and overseas safe from virtual and physical threats.

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65000 GDPR Data Breaches In Europe To Date


European privacy authorities have received almost 65,000 data breach notifications since the EU's new privacy law went into full effect. In addition, regulators in 11 European countries have imposed $63 million in General Data Protection Regulation fines.

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More than half of British firms 'report cyberattacks in 2019'


The proportion of UK firms reporting a cyberattack has jumped, despite most businesses admitting they are under-prepared for breaches, according to research from Hiscox reported by the BBC. The insurer found 55 per cent had faced an attack in 2019, up from 40 per cent last year.

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Sloppy IT Processes Risk Cyberattacks - McAfee


McAfee this week published a report that turns familiar survey findings on their heads by reporting that most cybersecurity breaches are the result of lax IT processes rather than mistakes made by end users.

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Cybercrime Soaring Reports MalwareBytes


Cybercrime is accelerating at a worrying rate, reports MalwareBytes in its Q1 2019 report. Every quarter that goes by shows more alarming data as to how much cybercrime activity is going on out there, with organizations and companies being called to face and deal with an increasing amount of threats, coming literally from everywhere.

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Sea Turtle DNS Hijacking Threatens The Internet


A new and highly skilled team of hackers spying on dozens of government targets is never welcome news, but one team of cyberspies has pulled off that scale of espionage with a rare and troubling trick, exploiting a weak link in the internet's cybersecurity that experts have warned about for years. It is DNS hijacking, a technique that meddles with the fundamental address book of the internet.

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More than half of organisations with cybersecurity plans fail to test them - IBM


IBM Security has announced the results of a global study exploring organisations’ preparedness when it comes to withstanding and recovering from a cyberattack. The study found that a vast majority of organisations surveyed are still unprepared to properly respond to cybersecurity incidents, with 77 per cent of respondents indicating they do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan applied consistently across the enterprise.

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New Supply Chain Attacks Using "Island Hopping"


Supply chain attacks are getting more prevalent and dangerous says the latest quarterly Global Incident Response Threat report from cybersecurity firm Carbon Black. Half of current cyberattacks use “island hopping” as an approach, which means attackers are after not only the target network but all those along its supply chain as well, the report states.

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UK Cybersecurity Watchdog Critical of Huawei


It's almost nine years since Chinese networking and telecommunications giant Huawei entered into an agreement with the UK government to permit extensive security reviews of Huawei’s hardware and software—a move intended to allay fears that the company posed a security risk to the UK’s networks. Since then, the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) has given UK officials a window into the company’s information security practices. And UK officials haven’t necessarily liked what they’ve seen.

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